Apple’s Next Mac Pro To Be Powered By An M2 Chip With Up To 48 CPU Cores

Mark Gurman of Bloomberg claims that an M2 version of the Mac Pro is among the new portable computers Apple plans to release in the near future. Apple has been testing a high-end desktop with a chipset that includes a 24-core CPU and 76-core GPU in addition to 192GB of RAM, according to Gurman’s most recent Power On newsletter. Gurman’s revelation was published in the most recent issue of the Power On newsletter. He believes Apple will eventually allow users to select between two alternative chipsets when designing the Mac Pro. Gurman is now referring to those as the M2 Ultra and M2 Extreme.

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“My belief is that the Mac Pro will be offered with options for 24 and 48 CPU cores and 76 and 152 graphics cores — along with up to 256 gigabytes of memory,” he writes. Gurman goes on to say that those chips will be “at least twice or four times as powerful as the M2 Max,” a processor that Apple has yet to reveal. In terms of core counts, the standard M2 has 8 CPU cores and 10 GPU cores. The unannounced M2 Max, however, is anticipated to include 12 CPU cores and 38 GPU cores.

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Gurman believes that Apple will unveil upgraded versions of the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro in addition to a new Mac mini before the new Mac Pro is released to the public. He claims that Apple’s next high-end laptops will have the company’s new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, whereas the Mac mini will use the same M2 silicon as the 2022 MacBook Air. Although Gurman doesn’t say whether or not Apple plans to market an M2 Pro version of the Mac mini, he does say that the company has tested it internally. It is expected that those devices will become available at some point during the next months.

via Engadget